Monday, December 29, 2008

Slave Graves - Lewis family

One of the more interesting aspects of College Hill Presbyterian Cemetery is the slave graveyard located at the rear of the formal cemetery. Only a few markers remain but sunken areas define other likely locations of graves. In addition to the slaves, Union soldiers were buried in this area during the time the church was used by Union forces during the Civil War.

The photo below is of two gravemarkers in this area that appear to be be homemade. The smaller marker reads "Tom Lewis" while the larger marker has the words "Mary Jane Louis" with the three names stacked on top of each other and a line drawn between them. The "n" in the name "Jane" is written backwards. It appears that this could be a couple, Tom and Mary Jane Lewis.

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